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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:49 pm 
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So here is my few photos of the Creek Fire today. This morning I drove out of Sunland to see this:

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This evening at Burbank Airport the sunset looked like this:

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The wind was rocking the plane back and forth at the gate! Flying out of the airport (south to north runway) it was pretty turbulent but I managed to get this photo from I think over the 405 or 5 looking east toward the Crescenta Valley and the Verdugos. If I'm right the fire jumped the 210 and got into the hills at the extreme north of Burbank or Shadow Hills. The fire is right in the middle and also there is flame back on the Angeles in the distance.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:05 am 
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Here's some fire info via interactive map. Thomas Fire did reach the Pacific
https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/34.3331/-118.7709/11

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:18 pm 
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Satellite view from yesterday. Full size image at https://imgur.com/LhqhnnX

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:37 pm 
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Pretty dramatic video from the 405 before dawn. So far we've been very fortunate down in SD, just beautiful weather and clear skies. Hard to believe these winds are forecast to continue through Saturday.


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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:42 pm 
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Saw this mentioned on news...Santa Ana fire Weather Index
Tomorrow will be the highest since 2007.
http://sawti.fs.fed.us/#8/34.305/-118.751

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:04 pm 
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Spirit Tree wrote:
Saw this mentioned on news...Santa Ana fire Weather Index
Tomorrow will be the highest since 2007.
http://sawti.fs.fed.us/#8/34.305/-118.751


Yikes!

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Now that the Thomas and Creek Fires have burned onto forest's, these have appeared on Inciweb:

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5670/

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5669/

Prayers for everyone's safety.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Crap! New fire very near my cousin's house in Fallbrook. 2,500 acres. :(

Lilac Fire

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incident ... Index/1928

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:27 pm 
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Lilac fire in Bonsall is pretty serious. It's burning in the San Luis Rey River Valley which has plenty of fuel. Lots of horse property in the area as well as San Luis Rey Downs which is a famous horse training facility. Barns are burning and the news reported that some horses were simply turned loose in hopes they could escape.

In addition a retirement community of mobile homes has been mostly destroyed. This is another fire that could burn west to the ocean. Hopefully the United States Marine Corp will come to the rescue tomorrow with a fleet of huge water dropping helicopters.


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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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^^Started watching that and just more heart breaking news. Prayers out to all involved.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:42 pm 
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The Thomas Fire is now marching north at a rapid pace, it's almost to Rose Valley. I'm starting to worry how far north it's going to go, especially with no rain in sight.


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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:51 pm 
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Is it destroying the condor territory?

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:14 pm 
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According to the fire map - https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/34.4769/-119.0501/15
It has entered the Sespe Condor Sanctuary on the western side. Hopefully it doesn't make it to the Hopper Mtn. area
Using the measure feature on that map it aprox. 7.49 miles from Hopper Mtn. refuge.(23 miles to PMC) If all this info is correct.
Info as of 12-8, below
https://www.facebook.com/TheCondorCave/ ... =3&theater

Heard they were doing 747 drops up there to day. They drop the retardant and it makes a drop 2-3 miles long!
So hopefully Ben G. this may make you feel a bit better..

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:01 am 
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Not the forecast they need right now unfortunately.


...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY OVER THE COASTAL
AND VALLEY AREAS OF VENTURA COUNTY AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY...

* Winds...Periods of northeast winds 10 to 25 mph with gusts
between 25 and 35 mph through Saturday, increasing to 15 to 30
mph with gusts between 35 and 45 mph by Sunday. Isolated
stronger gusts are possible.

* Relative Humidity...Daily minimum 5 to 10 percent with very
poor overnight recovery.


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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:24 pm 
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The Thomas Fire exploded to 230,000 acres today, which makes it now the 5th largest fire in California history. Most of the movement was towards the west in the mountains above Santa Barbara. The good news is that winds look like they will be light this week, otherwise Santa Barbara could be in a lot of trouble.


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